Epidemiology Research Seminar (HRP 236)

Winter Quarter 2017

Course Director:  Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS
January 10 - March 14, 2017
(Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
CCSR, Room 4205


* Please look up reading material for this quarter here (in .pdf)

Date Speaker Topic

(1st Seminar)


George Lundberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer CollabRx
Past Editor, JAMA

*Special location: Alway, Rm M114

Obamacare: Retain, Revise, Repeal, or Replace? 



Sandra Winter, PhD
Senior Research Scholar
Stanford Prevention Research Center

WELL for Life:  Advancing the science of wellbeing

1/31 Gary Shaw, DrPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford
Epidemiologic musings on nutrition, genes, and risks of selected birth defects
2/7 Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology, UCSF
Broadening the impact of your research: Tips and stories about publishing and working with the media

Robert Huang, MD
MS candidate
Department of Gastroenterology, Stanford

Facility and operator predictors of complications from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Ryu Komatsu, MD
MS candidate
Department of Anesthesia, Stanford
Pain burden, opioid utilization, and recovery of function after childbirth
Daniel Rogan
MS (Epidemiology) candidate
Medical student (2017)
Impact of Rapid Molecular Respiratory Virus Testing on Real Time Decision Making in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Meihsi Macy Chen
MS (epidemiology) candidate
Medical Student (2017)
Clinical impact of prolonged supplemental dexmedetomidine use in critically ill children
2/28 Ann Hsing, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Stanford Prevention Research Center
An epidemiologic journey of prostate cancer: from China to Africa
3/7 Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology), Stanford

Katherine Holsteen
Doctoral student
Epidemiology & Clinical Research, Stanford
Mobile App Research Methodology (II) – Reports from the trenches
3/14 Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, PhD, MPH
Consulting Assistant Professor
Health Research & Policy, Stanford

Mobile App Research Methodology (II) – Reports from the trenches

For further information about HRP 236 epidemiology research seminars, please contact Ms. Renee Miller (reneemm@stanford.edu).  For general information about the graduate program in Epidemiology & Clinical Research, please contact educational program manager Ms. Misty Mazzara (mmazzara@stanford.edu).   

Student/Alum Publications and awards

Dec 2017: Congratulations Ph.D. candidate, Stelios Serghiou, for being awarded the David Sackett Young Investigator Award 2017 by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology for his paper on Field-wide meta-analyses!
"Field-wide meta-analyses of observational associations can map selective availability of risk factors and the impact of model specifications"

Nov 2017: Congrats to recent Ph.D. grad, Andrew Goldstone, on his recent publication with NEJM! Keep up the fantastic work!
"Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement"

July 2017: Congrats to MD/Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, on his publication!
"Public Health and Economic Consequences of Vaccine Hesitancy for Measles in the United States"

April 2017: Congrats to Ph.D. candidate, Katherine Holsteen, for writing a competitive grant for the Center for Digital Health!

March 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate and guest speaker, Nathan Lo, for giving a talk in London for the Gates Neglected Tropical Disease Modeling Consortium meeting. Talk title: "Strengthening guidelines for helminths and NTDs: applications of cost-effectiveness analysis”

February 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, for his publication in NEJM
"The Perils of Trumping Science in Global Health — The Mexico City Policy and Beyond"